Summary: I would like to warn everybody before purchasing this from here or another site that the multiplayer on this has been shut down by EA a couple months ago. So if you're buying this for the multiplayer, don't bother. You'll only get to play single player. Aside from that, it's actually a pretty good game, similar to Halo Wars, only more complex and detailed.
Summary: I have played this game on the PC before i bought it for the XBox360, and i must say i am dissapointed at the translation from PC to console. the interface prior to starting the game is "whack", hard to tell which race or team you pick if you are not 100% into the LotR series i guess. only supports 4 teams on Console Versus 8 on PC which takes the epic battle you would expect to a lower level.
Summary: overall it wasnt bad but it wasnt that great either. The freeform kinda mode is pretty boring and way to easy but the game is saved by the story portion of it. there are definatly better strategy games out there especialy on pc.
Summary: This game plays out like Civilization 3. You control groups of peasants, troops, hero's, and other beasts as you build, destroy, plunder, and conquer your way across various maps. It's all top-down view and some of the controls feel... awkward with the 360 controller. I'm not saying that any other console controller would feel better, but I think this game should have been left for play on the PC with the use of the Mouse and Keyboard.
Summary: I got this game as a gift and I do love playing RTS style games, but this one fell way, way short. First of all, the controls of simply moving the arrow around the screen to find your troops was something that took a while to master: left means left right? Wrong. Then, on the first campaign, you have troops to control and after I have them standing in front of Rivendell (to complete the first mission), discover that I left a single leader in the forest, realizing that I...
Summary: This game has good graphics and gameplay but I was overall disappointed. After the first couple of levels the game just seems very repetitive. I actually quite playing it because it became boring. I love strategy games and this one misses the mark. If you are looking for a quick playing strategy with no strategy needed, this is the game for you.
Summary: Another highly anticipated game for me, but yet another game that you feel slightly disappointed with. EA has a bad habit of making games that just do not live up to the hype and this unfortunately is one of them. The graphics are fairly good until you get a lot of your armies on the screen at the same time. It really gets choppy with the more you have. Many quick graphics pauses. The small map that shows the entire region is almost pointless.